Ministries and Outreach at Christ Church

What We Do for Others

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Ministries of Support

Our Outreach Group fills the Blessing Box, situated off of State Street. This is entirely run by volunteers. Can you see yourself helping others in this ministry? If so, see Tracy McCarthy or contact the church office — they would love to have your help!  Click here for a list of requested items.

Compassionate Hearts is a group that meets the third Saturday of every month in the common room at 10:00 AM.

The group is for those grieving or feeling a sense of loss. All are welcome!

Next meeting is May 18. Deacon Pat leads the group.

For more information, contact Archdeacon Pat Malcolm.

The Daughters of the King is a national program.  Christ Church’s chapter is a group of women who are dedicated to prayer, study, and social justice. They meet once a month, and send prayer cards to every member of the congregation. 

If you are interested, contact Karen Roberts.

A Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized to take the Consecrated Elements in a timely manner following a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, were unable to be present at the Celebration.

In the Episcopal Church in Delaware this is a licensed ministry and requires that the candidate be a confirmed adult member in good standing and a licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister. Persons who have an existing ministry of visitation or pastoral care are especially encouraged to consider serving as a Eucharistic Visitor. If you are interested in serving as a Eucharistic Visitor, please call the church office at 302-734-5731.

The flower ministry takes the altar flowers to two parishioners in need of thank you, cheering up, or acknowledgement each Sunday. Contact Archdeacon Pat Malcolm if you wish to help deliver flowers in this ministry of support.

Caring for one another as we face the ups and downs of life is a vital part of being the Church.  We are here for you!  Contact  Archdeacon Pat Malcolm at

Christ Church, a member of the Dover community for more than 300 years, has established several long lasting relationships with local organizations. The Murphey School is an organization for foster children and orphans; our Angel Tree program helps these children receive Christmas presents each year, and our School Supply Drive helps them to have the tools they need to succeed. Christ Church has been part of the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing from the beginning, helping to make lunches for their residents and even hosting “Cold Purple” for years. The Church sends representatives to the monthly CDIA (Center Delaware Interfaith Alliance) each month. The Music School of Delaware uses our property for music lessons during the school year. Several other organizations, including the League of Women Voters, and the Sons of the American Revolution, have used our property in the past year.

Need a ride to church? Want to drive the van and help? See Bob Reese or call the church office.

Our Angel Tree program helps students at the Murphey School, foster children and orphans, to receive Christmas presents purchased specially for them.  Our parishioners also donate school supplies each school year.  The school supply drive is beginning now and will conclude on August 16.  For a list of supplies, click here.

Christ Church provides a monthly service, on the second Thursday of every month, at Westminster Assisted Living.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets Tuesdays and Fridays, 7:00 PM, in the lower level meeting room; Al-Anon meets Wednesdays (7:00 PM) and Saturday mornings (9:00 AM) in the lower level meeting room.

Bags of essential toiletries and socks are prepared by our parishioners to hand out to folks in need in our community.  Click here for a list of items needed for the bags.

On the first Monday of each month, our congregation donates 50 lunches to the Resource Center at the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing.  Click here for a list of items needed for the lunches.  For more information, please contact Karen Roberts.

Redner’s Grocery Stores make contributions to the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing for each Redner’s Grocery Store receipt turned in.  These receipts may be turned into the church office or placed in a marked box on the church porch.  Pat and Bob Scott collect these receipts and submit them 

Ministries of Welcome

The greeters are a group that arrives early and helps folks, particularly new ones, find seats and learn where things are.  They are a friendly group, and could always use more help!

Ushers continue the welcome. They pass out bulletins, help you find a seat, and carry out various other duties. Contact Bob Reese for more information.

Children and teenagers who help with our worship. You’ll see them leading our processions, assisting with the Holy Eucharist, and more. If you or a family member would be interested in becoming an acolyte, contact the church office to arrange training and get you/them on the schedule.

A beloved ministry at Christ Church prepares the altar and sanctuary for worship. Contact Sue George for more information.

A devoted crew of people help provide food and/or snacks for our coffee hour fellowship. We eat well around here! Contact Barb Dolt if you would like to join this team or need more information.

Parish Committees and Crews

The Cemetery Committee cleans markers and takes care of maps and burials. The group installs American flags for Memorial Day and removes them for winter after Veteran’s Day in November. We also research the lives of people of the past who rest in the cemetery.

The Research and History Committee keeps historic records organized and develops research projects according to the interests of the committee members.

The Yard Crew meets twice a year to clean up and weed the church grounds. In between we plant annuals, take care of flower pots, keep the yard clear of sticks and limbs and address weeds and plantings.